Glamorgan in talks to sign Mitchell Johnson for T20

Glamorgan are in talks with Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to become their second overseas player for the Friends Life t20 in June.

The county have already recruited fellow Australian batsman Marcus North as the main overseas player for 2012 but want the left-arm seamer to join him for the short-form competition.

Despite being contracted by Australia, Johnson has expressed his interest after Glamorgan made contact with him through North.

His availability will be determined by whether he can get back in the Australia one-day side touring England in June.

“I’m interested,” said Johnson. “I’m just waiting for a call from them. I wouldn’t say T20 is my favourite form of the game but it’s definitely a good way for me to come back.”

The 30-year-old, who has lost his Australian place after suffering a toe injury, fits Glamorgan’s bill as a fast bowler who also has established a reputation as a big-hitting batsman, especially as the county will have Simon Jones at the other end.

Glamorgan are also set to announce an overseas star for the first month of the season as replacement for North, who is ruled out of at least the first four County Championship matches because his wife is due to give birth in mid-April.

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